NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System Problems

CarComplaints.com Notes: The Pontiac Vibe is the mechanical twin of the Toyota Matrix.

Both models were a joint GM-Toyota venture, manufactured together at a NUMMI production facility in Fremont, CA. Only the heating & A/C systems are different.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,677 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Pontiac Vibe exhaust system problems

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2006 Pontiac Vibe Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 222010


  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns 2006 Pontiac Vibe. The contact stated that the check engine illuminated while she was driving 55 mph. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who stated that the failure was caused by the pressure control solenoid. Also, she mentioned that she contacted the dealer but they were unable to repair the vehicle because the parts were unavailable. The vehicle identification number was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 92,000

- Forest , OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 232009


  • 29,354 miles
Rear part of the heat shield below gas tank fell down on exhaust pipe causing a rattle between gas tank and pipe. The part that holds up the rear of the heat shield is plastic clip with a metal nut inside that attaches to the gas tank strap and when it fell off the metal nut was rusted and still attached to the shield where as the front part of the shield has metal tabs the are used to attach the shield to.

- Burton , OH, USA

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